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Although the Great North Museum: Hancock reopens on 1 September, the NHSN office remains closed until further notice.

We can still be reached at and staff will respond to enquiries as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Natural History Society Of Northumbria
Great North Museum: Hancock
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

0191 208 2790

 Opening hours:
Monday-Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm

How to find us

Society Office & Library

Our offices, library and archives are located in the Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT.  The nearest Metro and Bus station is Haymarket, about 300m away.

If travelling by car, be aware that the museum only has parking for blue badge holders, staff and guests. There is a pay & display car park on Claremont Road, about 400m away from the museum. If you need to park at the museum or make a delivery please call ahead so that we can arrange this.

Once in the museum go to the main lift at the rear of the building (beside the café), go to the second floor and then follow the signs to the NHSN office. Alternatively ask a member of museum staff for directions when you arrive.

The NHSN Office is open on weekdays between 10am and 5.00pm but we advise you to call ahead to check that someone will be there who can help you. We are a small team of staff and volunteers and unfortunately we cannot guarantee that someone will be there during office hours.

Nature Reserve

Please click here for directions to Gosforth Park Nature Reserve.